WONDERING WHY SO MANY PEOPLE HERE?

Mongkok is the main shopping thoroughfare of Kowloon. There is a massive and varied stretch of shops that will certainly keep you busy for hours, from cheap electronics to fashion clothes to souvenirs. Prices vary between shops, so you have to look for bargains and the great deals you can get on.

We did a lot of walking, browsing the displays and jostling through crowded streets.

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We happened to stop by the interesting mall in central Mongkok - the Langham Palace. This building comprises a shopping mall, hotel and office tower. It is the tallest landmark in Mongkok, stands 58 stories high and features the Xpresscalators.

the extra long escalator measuring a total of 83 meters
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Checking out again the 7-Eleven in Mongkok where HB had a memorable experience six years ago. He got food poisoning from eating a frozen meal heated in a microwave oven. He suffered from symptoms of trembling and nausea.

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just a walking distance from the hotel we stayed on our first trip to HK
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Fortunately, it was time for us to get back home to Manila that day. Well, food poisoning is always a possibility in a convenience store. I just hope this store is now practicing food safety precautions.


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5 comments:

  1. I always find delight just by looking (especially being there) at the busy streets of HKG. :)

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  2. Hi June! Great night pictures; I would love to catch such clear pictures one day... ;)
    Meanwhile, as I’m in the office, Blogtrotter Two is on the beach... Enjoy and have a great week!

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  3. Wow, so many nice photos. Nice travel website you got there! =)

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  4. Awesome! I couldn't check it all in one day!

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  5. I loved Mongkok. I stayed there during my HK trip and it was really fun, especially to go through night markets and haggle. I was good at that and always go 70% off the initial price. I saw some (sorry to say stupid) Australian tourists, who bought a fake watch by only getting 10% discount. You need to work on it, bargain, act. Come and leave again, pretend to have no money. And in the end you'll be cursed in Cantonese, but you'll get your price. At least I got it. :)

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